Kremlin Expects to Agree Soon on Date for Trump-Putin Phone Call

MOSCOW (Reuters) -
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov. (Reuters/Sergei Karpukhin)

The Kremlin said on Monday it expected to soon agree on a date for the first phone call between President Vladimir Putin and President Donald Trump, but that it had no information for now about when the two men might hold their first meeting.

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said in a conference call with reporters that contacts between Moscow and Washington about the date of the first phone call were being handled by the Russian Foreign Ministry.

It was too early to talk about the details of any possible cooperation between Russia and the United States in fighting Islamist militants, Peskov said. Trump has named defeating the Islamic State terror group as a priority for his administration.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Monday that President Trump and Putin see eye to eye when it comes to many foreign policy goals. Lavrov was speaking at a news conference with his Hungarian counterpart Peter Szijjarto.